MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 105%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 78.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics71.6% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive203% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit färger
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161019
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 14 '18 at 03:21
Run Duration108 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing as expected (55th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i5-6600K-$230
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
78.6% Very good
SC Int 119
SC Float 124
SC Mixed 125
98% 123 Pts
QC Int 427
QC Float 452
QC Mixed 379
95% 420 Pts
MC Int 425
MC Float 481
MC Mixed 400
65% 435 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 78.6%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$260
Asus(1043 85AF) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
71.6% Very good
Lighting 222
Reflection 193
Parallax 229
69% 215 fps
MRender 147
Gravity 206
Splatting 160
73% 171 fps
Poor: 63%
This bench: 71.6%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$96
78GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXB7201Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
203% Outstanding
Read 2,057
Write 941
Mixed 1,073
298% 1,357 MB/s
4K Read 56.1
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 35
191% 68.8 MB/s
DQ Read 60.9
DQ Write 256
DQ Mixed 155
120% 157 MB/s
Poor: 123%
This bench: 203%
Great: 233%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$44
931GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 207
Write 185
Mixed 152
135% 181 MB/s
4K Read 1.04
4K Write 1.63
4K Mixed 0.33
110% 1 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 112%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G4D240FSC.16FBR2 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
70.9% Very good
MC Read 27.1
MC Write 29.4
MC Mixed 21.8
75% 26.1 GB/s
SC Read 14.9
SC Write 23.5
SC Mixed 14.2
50% 17.5 GB/s
Latency 79.3
50% 79.3 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 70.9%
Great: 89%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z170-A PRO (MS-7971) Builds (Compare 5,004 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971) - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $986
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